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I think I wrote D-Dial around 1980, so I would have been 30 then. I had a
friend at the time who was divorcing and was looking to meet new people.
They had a few articles on people who met in Compuserve chat rooms (before
AOL), but the per minute charges really added up that way. My friend
couldn't afford that.
So I figured I could write a chat system that ran on the Apple, and had the
idea to charge a flat monthly rate for access. I guess that idea caught on!
I kept working on D-Dial sporadically until about 1983. A big innovation was
the connecting of multiple systems. That was an interesting system because
everyone's "address" was just the path back to them, so it was different for
everyone on the network. That was an interesting idea that I've never seen
before or since.
Lately, I've been working on Diversi-Tune, which I initially wrote for the
2gs, but rewrote as a Java applet. Lately I've been switching to C#, and
doing some DVD creation stuff
How've you been?
I always just, in my own mind, was just coming along for the ride with all the greats. I realize I also have skills and use them everyday but seemingly everyone I knew then, if they’re still around, are proving me right. They are indeed the greats.
I was also the SysOp of the The River Styx II BBS.
Met alot of great people along the way, and partied like it was 1999.
I laugh when people say nostalgic things about AIM, because back in my day...
But anyway, I'm really glad this site's had a refresh and that history is not only being preserved but is still alive. (It just feels wrong on a smartphone!)
I miss my #001.